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Education

  • MWMS re-designated as School to Watch

      Mount Washington Middle School became a Kentucky Schools to Watch® in 2010 which is an initiative launched by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform in 1999.

    In 2014, their application for Re-Designation was successful marking them as the only Bullitt County Public School with that status.

  • FROZEN NEGOTIATIONS: State impasse stymies decision on snow days, graduation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - If parents across the Commonwealth were allowed to grade the papers of state legislators on the impasse over dealing with snow day relief, those marks may not be too good.

    On Monday, legislators announced that any bill to provide relief due to snow days had died.

    On Monday evening, members of the Bullitt County Public School Board were at a loss.

    At this stage, the problems are many and the answers are slim.

    One host parent to a foreign exchange student inquired whether graduation dates had been determined.

  • Who is Spying on Whom at North Bullitt High?

     HEBRON ESTATES - The North Bullitt Drama Club presented “Spy School,” a comedy play by Don Zolidis.

    The story is based in 1961, featuring “a typical house, a typical high school, a typical CIA training facility.”

    The main character, Priscilla, a.k.a. Jane Doe (played by Ali Tilford), is taken from her regular home and family, trained by the CIA and then placed into a similar school, with a family of CIA agents in disguise at home.

    “Spy School” was produced by North Bullitt instructor Adam Elliott.

  • Bullitt County Teacher of the Year: High

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Craige Sharpe never thought he would be a teacher when he grew up, but now he can’t imagine himself doing anything else.

    “I enjoy working with young people,” he said. “I like to think that maybe I can make a difference in their lives.”

    Sharpe has bachelor’s of arts in business administration from Bellarmine University and a master’s of arts in teaching from Western Kentucky University.

  • Snakes ALIVE in Nichols

    NICHOLS - Nichols Elementary principal Sheri Hamilton doesn't speak with a forked tongue, but her new friend has one. 

    Hamilton challenged Nichols students to read 3,000 minutes for Read Across America Week. If they did it, she promised to wear a snake. The student body responded to the challenge with a total of over 10, minutes. 

    Maggie, 4-year-old ball python, was about four feet in length, just the right size to fit around the principal's neck and shoulders. 

  • Bullitt County Teacher of the Year: Middle

     MOUNT WASHINGTON--Justin Hornback has always loved teaching since he started with Bible classes when he was 18 years-old but he never imagined it would turn into a career for him.

  • Pleasant Grove use PJs to remember Kaleb, raise funds

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--Pleasant Grove Elementary students wore their PJs to school one day to support of their classmates. Third grade student Kaleb Cooper recently passed after battling cancer. PGES principal Melissa Whicker said it has been a sad time, but "we have seen an outpouring from families wanting to donate and help."

  • Board moves on tracks but not until 2015 year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It may not be a Cadillac but sometimes a Volkswagen is at least a start.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board gave its OK to move forward with getting the three track surfaces into usable condition - by next year.

    A proposal was made several months ago by Jim Rice of Flynn Brothers Construction.

    This came after a story in The Pioneer News outlined the inability of any of the three high schools to host its own county track meet due to the disrepair of each facility.

  • DOGS Day

    The Maryville/Overdale Family Resource Center hosted "Donuts with Dads" events at both elementary schools.

    FRC coordinator Tiffani Utterback said the "dads" consisted of fathers, grandfathers, uncles and even big brothers.

    A total of 96 "dads" showed at Overdale, with an additional 47 visiting Maryville.

    The participating "dads" have participated in, or encouraged to sign up for, the schools' Watch D.O.G.S. Programs (Dads of Great Students). 

  • Hebron students earn high marks at KMEA Solo, Ensemble band fest

     HEBRON ESTATES - Band students from Hebron Middle participated in the KMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival at East Oldham Middle School on Saturday, Feb. 22.

    The following students were recognized with distinguished ratings:

    *Elizabeth Hines

    *Tyler Self

    *Maiyuki Druen

    *Emily Grau

    *Abigail Mackin

    *Katie VanderEspt

    The following students earned Proficient ratings:

    *Abey Hicks

    *Amber Gore